The first and last line of defense against real forces of foreign invaders such as different pathogens, viruses, poisons and bacteria is the immune system. What the immune system does is safeguard you from all attacks. Without this protection, your body can be destroyed by diseases. People suffering from autoimmune diseases have a compromised immune system, and this causes dangerous problems to their health.

Fortunately, chiropractic care can treat various autoimmune diseases since it focuses on the body’s unique ability to heal on its own. Full body system adjustment is great for enhancing immunity, boosting mood, improving general health and more. Since it involves balancing the nervous system, chiropractic care can help in the treatment of autoimmune diseases.

What Is An Autoimmune Disease?

Autoimmune Disease

An autoimmune disease happens when the normal immunity of a person’s body system is altered or compromised by foreign problems. This means the immune system that was originally designed to fight back invasions of pathogens and cancerous cells has become weakened, paving way for sickness and disease which cause the body to shut down gradually. Also, when the body system becomes overactive, it begins to attack individual organs and cells.

Several autoimmune diseases affect a person’s health and some common ones include psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis and lupus.

A broad approach to the discourse of autoimmune diseases typically begins with a concentration on stress reduction through chiropractic spinal manipulations. Other options outside chiropractic care can include diet changes, meditation, exercise and yoga.

What Are The Symptoms Of Autoimmune Diseases?

Symptoms Autoimmune Disease

Just like other diseases, autoimmune diseases can be identified by several symptoms. Many of these symptoms are similar to the common flu or cold. Many individuals with autoimmune diseases may not diagnose this problem because of these similarities. Sometimes they finally realize they have an autoimmune disease when the symptoms become more severe and begin to worsen their health.

Some symptoms of autoimmune diseases include skin problems, severe joint pain, extreme tiredness, swelling, recurring fever, digestive problems, swollen glands and abdominal pain. It is important to identify these symptoms early to avoid causing more problems to the body. A more serious case can cause attacks that will lead to the reduction of lung functions and/or kidney failure. An individual who goes on with life without treating an autoimmune disease or leaves the symptoms unmanaged can suffer life-threatening problems over time.

Can A Chiropractic Approach Help Autoimmune Diseases Better Than Traditional Methods?

Over 80 different groups of autoimmune diseases happen to people. While some of them cause major effects that spread throughout the body, others cause minor problems like skin discoloration. Normally, more people are suffering from autoimmune diseases than those suffering from heart and cancer diseases and it may be more expensive to treat autoimmune ailments than managing cancer. Most people opt for traditional treatments since they may be the only means of treatment they know. Many people have little knowledge about chiropractic approaches, which, by the way, is a better option.

You may wonder how chiropractic and autoimmune diseases connect, but when the immune system begins to shut down, it is because the nervous system is no longer as active as it used to be. During spinal manipulation, the chiropractor corrects any misalignment that mounts pressure on the nervous system, by interfering with the actual brain functions that provide the body accurate information to defend itself against diseases. The immune functions are improved when the issues associated with the nervous system are corrected.

Traditional Autoimmune Treatments

It is common for people who suffer from autoimmune diseases to opt for treatment from a pharmacist or a doctor in order to get a solution for their problem. The doctors normally help in determining which organ and system of the body are affected by the disease. They also concentrate on ensuring that damages caused to the nervous system are managed with drugs. The problem with the traditional approach is that most of the drugs contain immunosuppressive substances which put the body system at risk of suffering more diseases and infections.

Chiropractic Approach

Nearly all autoimmune conditions can be treated using a chiropractic approach. While many individuals use other methods like medicine to suppress autoimmune diseases, chiropractic care concentrates on using natural processes to improve the health of an individual which makes it possible for the body to heal itself. Chiropractic care also focuses on improving the physical functions of the body.

Chiropractic care targets your spine and protects and works on the entire nervous system. When a chiropractor provides you with the option of spinal manipulation to treat subluxation, it automatically fixes the pressure on your nerves thereby improving the communication between the brain and the body, getting the body ready to fight diseases.

How Do Chiropractors Help In Treating Autoimmune Disease(s)?

Chiropractors are healthcare practitioners who have specialties in chiropractic care practices. They have skills in conducting specific spinal manipulations which can reestablish your alignment and vertebral curvature. A chiropractor improves the nervous system by massaging the spine to loosen muscle tensions. It has been reported that individuals who treated their autoimmune diseases through chiropractic care had amazing and long-lasting results.

A chiropractor works on the spine gently, releasing the tissues surrounding the body’s nervous system and allowing your skeleton and muscles to become more flexible. When the body begins to experience this range of flexibility, the brain takes up the same action, and every single composure and internal function helps restore your health.


Autoimmune diseases may have different categories that affect people differently but chiropractic care can help manage a wide aspect of this type of disease. When the body refuses to function as it should, immunity has been compromised by disease-causing pathogens and other problems. Fortunately, the nervous system can be made to work well through chiropractic care, bringing back full immunity of the body. If you want help dealing with your autoimmune disease, call Champion Wellness Centers of Valrico, Florida, at 813-409-3304.